After the incident, Iran responded quickly. Rt said Irans Foreign Ministry spokesman Mousavi said Irans permanent representative to the United Nations, Majid taht ravani, had informed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. He also warned that the Islamic Republic of Iran will make the United States pay the price if the plane is injured on its way back to the Iranian capital, Tehran.
According to RT, the airliner returned to Tehran safely late on the 23rd, but at least three passengers on board were injured in the incident.
Early reports mainly based on witnesses on the plane said that the fighters coming to invade came from Israel. However, the commander of the Iranian airliner told Iranian media that fighter pilots in radio contact said they were the US air force. RT quoted the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) as saying that the US military base at TANF was in the area where the incident occurred.
To this incident, the US military side also made a quick response. According to Reuters, U.S. Central Command spokesman bill urban said the F-15 fighter carried out a standard visual inspection of a Mahan Airlines airliner tonight, keeping a safe distance of about 1000 meters (3280 feet) from the aircraft.
Visual inspection is to ensure the safety of coalition personnel at the ataf military base. As soon as the F-15 pilot recognized that the aircraft was a Mahatma aircraft, the F-15 retreated safely to a safe distance, urban said Urban added that the interception was conducted in accordance with international standards.